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What Jubilee Fans Don’t Know Diana Ross Sang Chain Reaction Before Steps

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Diana Ross at the Queen's Platinum Jubilee Concert and Steps

Diana closed the show for the Queen’s Jubilee concert (Picture: AP/Getty)

tonight’s The Platinum Jubilee concert for the Queen ended in spectacular fashion, with only Diana Ross taking the stage outside Buckingham Palace to bring the festivities to a close.

However, her performance of the chain reaction sparked a mind-boggling response from some watching the program at home on BBC One… as they questioned why the singer was playing the steps track.

Yes true.

Steps, of course, famously released a song called Chain Reaction in 2001, which peaked at number two in the UK charts, with the music video depicting the pop group as paramedics and patients in a hospital. .

But – for all you know by now – the original version of the song was released by Diana 16 years earlier in 1985 as part of her 16th studio album Eaton Alive. Class postponed.

The song, which was written by the Bee Gees, also earned the former Supremes star her second number-one on the UK charts.

We like us some steps… but we need to set the record straight (Picture: Mike Prior/Getty Images)

While some clearly knew the track was a Diana classic, others less familiar with her discography were left scratching their heads as they questioned why she was doing a cover of a Steps song… many of which was quickly corrected.

One person tweeted, ‘Never thought I’d see Diana Ross covering the steps,’ while another wrote: ‘Just asked mom why Diana Ross is singing Steps… Oops.’

Diana first released the song nearly 40 years ago (Picture: Victoria Jones / PA)

Some admitted that they only stumbled upon discovering the origins of the chain reaction, with one Twitter user sharing: ‘Wasn’t the waiting chain reaction originally the move by Diana Ross? My whole life has been a lie.

‘Anyone else only found out that Chain Reaction was a Diana Ross song before it was a step song? My life will never be the same,’ put another.

One person imagined how incredible it would be if Steps were on stage as Diana’s backing vocalist… and we’re sincerely saddened by the missed opportunity.

Earlier in the night, the concert opened with an adorable skit starring Queen Elizabeth II with Paddington Bears as the pair bonded over afternoon tea and sandwiches.

Eurovision runner-up Sam Ryder stopped in to deliver another epic performance of his hit track Space Man, drawing comparisons to the late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury.

Meanwhile, George Ezra was also in the cast, when the audience was shocked to learn that the lyrics of one of his songs had been changed for the concert.

Sir Rod Stewart revealed during his time on stage that the BBC had ‘made’ him to perform the game’s favorite Sweet Caroline, while comedian Lee Mack used his time on stage to bite about the partygate, while Boris Johnson was sitting in the royal box.

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Concert will be available to watch on BBC iPlayer.

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Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee 2022

Dust off your Union Jack bunting, the platinum jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II is well and truly upon us.

The ceremony, which takes place from Thursday, June 2 to Sunday, June 5, marks Her Majesty’s record-breaking 70th year on the throne.

Across the UK, there will be street parties, concerts and other special events involving the Queen and senior members of the Royal Family.

For all the latest updates visit Metro.co.uk’s Platinum Jubilee page.

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